Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Ancestry.com & NARA

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following 2 items were just posted by our friends at Ancestry.com.
Please address all inquiries to support@ancestry.com .

ITEM #1
Ancestry.com and National Archives Join Forces to Make Millions of Historical Documents Available Online to Americans Wanting to Research Family History This Memorial Day and Beyond New Agreement Features On-Site Ancestry.com Technicians and Scanners at National Archives For Ongoing Digitization of Historical Content

ITEM #2
Also note that the following posting was made to the APG Association of Professional Genealogists Mailing List.

From: apg-bounces@rootsweb.com
On Behalf Of Suzanne Russo Adams

In conjunction with the announcement about the NARA/TGN digitization agreement [listed above] I was just made aware of a page on Ancestry.com that lists all of the NARA series and films that are currently in databases on Ancestry.

If you scroll past the search template you will see a table that lists the NARA series #, the NARA Collection Title, the Ancestry Database Title and the number of film reels and/or fiche in that collection. I think this will prove very useful for understanding which NARA records are currently on the Ancestry website.

I am told this page will be updated as more NARA titles are added.
http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/nara.aspx

Suzanne Russo Adams, AG(r)
Professional Services Desk Manager,
The Generations Network

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